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A

'fable

of

the

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He reafon why the wicked

~o

not repent nor come

DoO

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our oftheir fius,

is

nor becaule they cannot (though

1

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thty

cannot)

bur

becaufe rhey

will

not,

' pa,ge

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DemenJ?rations to prove

it

The wieked think they' have power to repenr,

but wilL

Demon

1.

nOt do ilCCordingto their thoughts,

They wi

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not

try

whe.ther they can repent or no,

p

9

They refufe the help which God offers them,

p. I

o.

They

will nor ufe the power'which God hath given them,

p

11

They grow worfe by the meanes affarded them,

p

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Their can

nor is

voluntary,

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They are conrent with their cannot,

p.

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The Jirft ground of the Doctrine

Every mau can do more good than he doth,and flmn more

I

Ground

evil

than he doth,

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This

apputrs

by

thefe following

·

conJiderations.

If

a man can do more than he ·doth, nothing can hin.der

1

Confld.-

him,but

his

will,

ibid.

If a man can do

no

more d1anhe does,and yet

will

nor,he

inuft

needs voluntarily hinder

h.imfelf

from doing that

which he

~ann

or,

p.

18

If

a man

will-

not do that he can; neither

will

he that

which he cannor,

if

he could,

p.19

.. If

a man will nor do that he can, can or can-nor, all is one:

to him,all

fiitks tfhis

will,

p.

20

If a

m.aa

will

not do that which

he

can ,

this will

make:

a

mans

confci~nc;e

when it comes to fpeak

in

fober fad·

nefs, thank himfelf for his perifhing.

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p.

21

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Arguments to prove.the

firft

ground,

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p.

12

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Eecaufe God doth complain

againft

the wicked for the

1

Argum.

voluntary

doing no more good than they

do,

ibid

BecaiJfe otherwife there were no room for praife, nor dif-

2

praife,

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p.

23

Becanfe 'there would be no room for the Sword of

the

Ma-

3

,gifirate.

p.

24

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